Pahalgam is recognized as one of the most beautiful hill stations in India.It is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The cool and tranquil weather and the serenity that reside in Pachmarhi, makes this place a paradise for the holiday makers. Pahalgam is situated at an altitude of 2,133 metres amidst lofty deodars, fir, pine, junipers and many other conifers. The place gets lively during the tourist months of the summer, as well as during the weeks before the Amarnath Yatra, as the base for a big annual pilgrimage to a cave of an ‘ice-lingam’.
There is something about the pure and re-vitalizing air of Pahalgam. Perhaps dense pine and cedar forests make it oxygen rich. Limited accessibility makes it an ideal getaway from the grind of daily life and professional stress.
Pahalgam has been a major place for Bollywood cinema shooting.The town is at the junction of the Aru and Sheshnag Rivers and surrounded by mountains with bare, snow-capped peaks rising behind them. The Aru flows down from the Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag from glaciers along the great Himalayas.
If you visiting Pahalgam during winters, enjoy the view of the snow all around. Frozen Pahalgam give access to the skiers. Snow skiing is a major draw during the winter season, especially from the months of December to late February. There are large number of places of attraction, which are worth visiting during your tip to this amazing destination. Some of the major attraction includes Baisaran, Hajan, Chandanwari, Panchtarni and many others. You can put up camps at this place and spend some time amidst the nature.
You can spend some time indulging in various activities. Horse riding, golf, fishing, trekking and hiking are largely undertaken by the tourists during their visit to Pahalgam. Shopping is a great fun at this place. Shop for products made from wool, Gaddas and Namdas from the local shops.